Zofia Weigl

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Zofia Weigl‎‎‎ was a Polish biologist, inventor, and physician. Zofia Weigl‎‎‎ obtained a doctor of biology, then became an associate professor and began a scientific collaboration with Rudolf Weigl who is the inventor of the world’s first effective vaccine against typhus.‎

Early Life and Childhood

Zofia Weigl was born in 1885 in Poland to an attorney family. But her exact date and month are not available.

Zofia Weigl’s father’s name is Wiktor Kulikowskiand her mother’s name is Marta Kulikowski. But there is no information about her parent’s profession. Along with her, she had other three siblings named Stefania, Helena, and Wanda. Her sibling’s profession is also a mystery.

Weigl is Polish by nationality and her religion is Judaism but her zodiac sign is not available.

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Caption: Zofia Weigl in her childhood days. Source: www.lwow.com.pl


Zofia Weigl passed away in 1940. However, other than the year 1940, it is not clear which month she died. However, after her death, Rudolf, her husband, married his assistant, Anna Herzing.


Zofia Weigl has done her schooling at Girl’s Gymnasium in Lviv. Her additional detailed academic information about her schooling is unavailable. Furthermore, she completed her graduation in biology from the University of Lviv.

In 1912, she start her career as a teacher at the four-class folk school located in Toszniow. Later, she secured a doctorate in Biology and started serving as an associate professor at the university.

Zofia Weigl – Net Worth 2022

Zofia Weigl estimated net worth is approximately $ 1 million. Her sources of income are not available. Her husband Rudolf Weigl’s estimated net worth is approximately $2 million. Rudolf could have made a fortune from his study and long career as a biologist.

Career and Professional Life

Zofia Weigl became one of her husband Rudolf Weigl’s closest collaborators at the Institute for Typhus and Virus Research. She was one of the first lice feeders like other members of her family.

Later, in 1912, Zofia Weigl was eventually hired as a teacher at the four-class folk school which was located in Toszniow. After that, she earned a doctorate in Biology and began working as an associate professor at the university.

Zofia and Rudolf Weigl start working at the institute as associates before they start their relationship in 1921. In 1921, Zofia Weigl got married to Rudolf Weigl and she started contributing to her husband’s scientific research.

Zofia start working as her husband’s closest associate at the research facility where the vaccine was developed and tested. She helped her husband to develop the famous Typhus Vaccine, for which he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1930 and 1934, and again in 1936 and 1939.

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Caption: Zofia Weigl with her colleagues. Source: www.lwow.com.pl

Brand Endorsements

Zofia has not endorsed any products so far. She has also not promoted anything and has not been seen in any brand collaborations. We haven’t seen her associated with any brands or supporting their products in the past.  There is no information available about whether or not Weigl has worked with other brands.

Awards and Nominations

Zofia Weigl received Knight of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Other than that she has not been associated with or won any kind of awards. Despite being a talented inventor, she only received one title in her lifetime.

Relationship Status

Zofia was the wife of the famous Typhus vaccine inventor Rudolf Weigl and they got married in 1921.

Zofia and Rudolf Weigl were blessed with two daughters and a son. Her daughter Krystyna Weigl-Albert is now serving as a psychologist. The family lived with their children at 4 Wagilewicza Street in Lviv.

Other than her husband no information regarding her previous affairs or engagement with anyone is available.

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Caption: Zofia with her husband. Source: www.lwow.com.pl


Zofia has not been associated with any rumors or controversies that could potentially ruin her career. She also avoids highly controversial behavior or situations that could hinder her reputation.

Body Measurements

Zofia Weigl’s height is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 60 kilograms. Her shoe size and dress sizes are not available. Also, her body measurement is not available. She hasn’t inked tattoos on any parts of his body. Weigl’s hair and eyes both are black.

Zofia Weigl – Social Media

Zofia is not available on any other social media sites including Facebook. There are no social media accounts and there is no need for them in her times. The medium of communication used to be the telephone, letters, etc. but not the internet as it was not developed back then.